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The London Book Fair has successfully taken place from 14th April - 16th April. LBF is one of the most important publishing fairs in the world and it attracts hundreds of professionals from all around the globe. Spain has been present at the show with 69 publishing houses and literary agents offering a wide range of titles showcasing the strength of the Spanish industry.
Weidenfeld & Nicolson and the Orion Publishing Group have acquired Carlos Zafón’s second novel: The Angel’s Game, a prequel to the international bestseller The Shadow of The Wind.
The Angel’s Game is set in Barcelona in the 1920s and 30s and follows a young writer who is approached by a mysterious figure to write a book. It’s a thrilling tale of lost souls, mystery, love and literary intrigue.
The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize longlist has been announced and this year carries authors from Spain, Colombia and Argentina. The final list consists of seventeen foreign novels selected from almost 100 submissions of translated fiction published in the UK during 2007 and written by living authors.
Over the last few years we have witnessed the success of some Spanish books turned into films. Among them, “Alatriste”, released in 2006 featuring Viggo Mortensen and based on the novels of the same name by Arturo Pérez Reverte, is very well-known internationally. But it’s not the only one. “Soldados de Salamina” for instance, showed in September 2004 in USA with the title “Soldiers of Salamina”, and it is based on the novel of the same name by Javier Cercas.
María Delgado goes over the full details of the life and works of Federico García Lorca in her new book of the same name as the Spanish poet and dramatist, also remembered as a painter, pianist, and composer.
María Delgado, Latin American poet and writer, professor of Theatre and Screen Arts, and Co-editor of Contemporary Theatre Review, has written “Federico García Lorca” in English and it will be published in March 2008 by Routledge.